unfunded mandates that is taking the power from washington, d.c., and giving it back to the elected officials in our statings, our county governments, and cities. the gentleman from virginia, from the other side, earlier said that certainly he supported this when he was a local official elected there in virginia. and rightfully so because i can share a personal story, mr. speaker, from a senator, jim davis, from my home state who was a county commissioner and now a state senator. mr. meadows: i asked him why do you have such a hard time balancing the budget here in the state? and he gave me two words -- unfunded mandates. and why is that? because we continue to pass regulation after regulation after regulation, send them down to the states, ask the states to deal with them, the states say, well, we don't have money to implement this, they send it even further to the county government, so what happens?